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Winter 5% Challenge Assignments

Monday, February 11, 2013

I’m a little behind so there are several assignments here at once.

Assignment #7 – I don’t want to do, in fact there was a place in the BLC challenge to take measurements and I didn’t do it. But this is a demon I need to face, so tonight, I will get the cloth tape measure out and complete my measurements. I will record them in Sparkpeople at also on my BLC tracking thread.

Assignment #6

List YOUR reasons/excuses on why YOUR diets and exercise plans have not been well executed in the past. give 3 or 4 reasons and for each write a strategy that will keep you on track for 8 weeks. Let's learn from our past behaviors and make this our best Challenge ever!

1. I fail to track. It is difficult to know how much you are eating if you don’t keep track.

2. When I do track, I still consume too many empty calories. Chips instead of freggies, wine instead of milk.

3. I consistently go over my food range. Too many calories in.

I have the exercise thing down, consistent Cardio 5 / 6 days a week, strength twice. I just need to get my food under control and I have been working on it. Tracking my food is the answer I need to follow. I have downloaded the app to my phone and every week I get a little bit better about consistently using it.

Assignment # 5 - Is there something you eat often that you have learned to cut the calories on? What works best for you? Do you have something you can share with us?

I use salsa with other food items to deal with my craving. I also have a large salad (just the veggies) with a WW or Lean Cuisine poured over the top. Santé Fe Rice and Beans is one of my favorites. Gives you extra veggies without the extra calorie cost of the salad dressing.


Assignment #4

List ALL your trigger foods.
Primarily Salty and crunchy – chips and salsa, salted nuts, snack foods of all shapes and sizes, cheese.

What are the sources of the Triggers Foods? Describe the most common situations where you reach for the trigger foods or snacks.

Boredom and social situations. Get togethers seem to have chips and other fingerish foods.

My plan is to plan ahead – I have started bringing my own fruit to parties and it’s amazing how quickly it goes.
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    Good analysis! Sounds like you have a good plan too!
    1899 days ago
    Unfortunately weight loss is 70% or more about the food. The only way I've ever been able to lose is to measure and track calories. Don't let the snacking derail you. Good luck! Hope you can lose your 5%
    1900 days ago
  • SINGER73
    I can totally relate to what you wrote for the assignment #6. I do great and consistent with exercising. It's the eating that gets me every time for all of the reasons you listed. I'm trying to conquer mindless snacking and then snacking on empty calories.
    1900 days ago
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